We’re living in a golden age of portable electronic breast pumps, of automated infant rockers with built-in entertainment systems, and baby monitors that broadcast 4k video from your kiddo’s crib to your living room. But, like the wisdom that Spiderman’s uncle Ben bestowed upon a young Peter Parker, (“with great power choice, comes great responsibility”), it’s hard to know for sure if we’re making the right choices when it comes to purchasing stuff for our new baby, if it’s really the best thing for them (or us) in the long run. Hey, not all parents can afford a retainer team of child psychologists that can advise us on the impact of feeding our kids with a robotic servo arm…
Within the fog of all of those difficult early parent choices, there is one choice, one capital T Truth that parents can lean against; Using cloth diapers will save you a bunch of money compared to buying disposable.
While there are upfront costs associated with cloth diapering (call them an investment), especially if this is a family’s first baby, the long term savings are substantial. Kerry and Carl from Squawkfox.com did the math over a thirty month period (7,354 diaper changes) and disposable diapers cost 77% more per child than their cloth counterparts. The final price came in with disposables costing $2,349 and cloth costing $775 total, including laundry costs. Plus, with the cloth investment, diapers can be passed down and reused with new members of the family or resold if they’re in good condition.
Cloth diapering is getting more and more popular again because of their substantial cost savings for budding families and their positive impact they have on the environment over their throw-away cousins. And combine your cloth diapers with a pair of Chunkabuns Savvy Pants for the ultimate cost savings and environmental high-five. It’s the easiest choice you can make as a new parent next to choosing to go to bed.